The first table below looks at the demand for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 341 264 341
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +77
Contract jobs citing STL 71 115 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.01% 1.85% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 92 51
Average daily rate £600 £534 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% -2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.34% -18.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7050 6222 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.11% 28.77% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5075 4508 5114
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.50 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
STL
England

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Daily Rate Trend in London

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in London

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STL across the London region.

STL Hourly Rate Trend in London

STL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 35 £675 +28.57% 8
Canary Wharf +21 3 £600 +14.28%
Hammersmith - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL.

1 139 (100.00%) C++
2 62 (44.60%) UNIX
3 60 (43.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 57 (41.01%) Windows
5 56 (40.29%) Oracle
5 56 (40.29%) Banking
6 54 (38.85%) Investment Banking
7 52 (37.41%) Multithreading
8 51 (36.69%) SQL
9 47 (33.81%) Front Office
10 46 (33.09%) Linux
11 45 (32.37%) Perl
12 38 (27.34%) Python
13 32 (23.02%) Derivative
14 31 (22.30%) Monte Carlo Method
15 28 (20.14%) C#
16 26 (18.71%) Shell Script
16 26 (18.71%) Finance
17 25 (17.99%) Fixed Income
18 24 (17.27%) XML
18 24 (17.27%) Oracle Database
19 23 (16.55%) Credit Risk
20 22 (15.83%) Degree
21 21 (15.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 18 (12.95%) OLTP
22 18 (12.95%) Sybase
23 17 (12.23%) OO
24 14 (10.07%) Database Tuning
24 14 (10.07%) Relational Database
25 13 (9.35%) RDBMS

STL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.44%) MTS
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.88%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.27%) Oracle Database
2 18 (12.95%) OLTP
3 14 (10.07%) Relational Database
4 13 (9.35%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.44%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.72%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.16%) Subversion
3 2 (1.44%) VTune
3 2 (1.44%) Valgrind
4 1 (0.72%) Hudson
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 56 (40.29%) Banking
2 54 (38.85%) Investment Banking
3 47 (33.81%) Front Office
4 26 (18.71%) Finance
5 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 135 (97.12%) Developer
2 131 (94.24%) C++ Developer
3 18 (12.95%) Senior Developer
3 18 (12.95%) Senior C++ Developer
4 12 (8.63%) UNIX Developer
5 11 (7.91%) Quantitative Developer
6 9 (6.47%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 4 (2.88%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (2.88%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.16%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (2.16%) C++/C# Developer
9 2 (1.44%) Python Developer
10 1 (0.72%) Junior Developer
10 1 (0.72%) Junior C++ Developer
10 1 (0.72%) Junior
10 1 (0.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 1 (0.72%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (43.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 24 (17.27%) XML
3 7 (5.04%) .NET
4 6 (4.32%) ATL
4 6 (4.32%) FpML
5 2 (1.44%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.72%) WPF
6 1 (0.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.72%) MFC
6 1 (0.72%) SciPy
6 1 (0.72%) NumPy
6 1 (0.72%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.02%) Derivative
2 25 (17.99%) Fixed Income
3 23 (16.55%) Credit Risk
4 21 (15.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (9.35%) Grid Computing
6 8 (5.76%) Market Risk
7 6 (4.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.72%) Statistics
9 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.72%) Equities
9 1 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 62 (44.60%) UNIX
2 57 (41.01%) Windows
3 46 (33.09%) Linux
4 6 (4.32%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.41%) Multithreading
2 31 (22.30%) Monte Carlo Method
3 17 (12.23%) OO
4 14 (10.07%) Database Tuning
5 12 (8.63%) Analytics
6 10 (7.19%) OOP
7 9 (6.47%) Low Latency
8 7 (5.04%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.04%) OOD
9 6 (4.32%) Regression Testing
9 6 (4.32%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (2.88%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.16%) Risk Management
12 2 (1.44%) Electronic Trading
13 1 (0.72%) Financial Modelling
13 1 (0.72%) Validation
13 1 (0.72%) Agile Software Development
13 1 (0.72%) TDD
13 1 (0.72%) Asset Management
13 1 (0.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (100.00%) C++
2 51 (36.69%) SQL
3 45 (32.37%) Perl
4 38 (27.34%) Python
5 28 (20.14%) C#
6 26 (18.71%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.76%) VBA
8 5 (3.60%) Java
8 5 (3.60%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.16%) C
10 1 (0.72%) VC++
10 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (15.83%) Degree
2 8 (5.76%) PhD
3 3 (2.16%) MBA
Vendors
1 56 (40.29%) Oracle
2 18 (12.95%) Sybase
3 8 (5.76%) DataSynapse
4 6 (4.32%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.88%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.44%) eSpeed
6 2 (1.44%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.72%) Perforce